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FloydFest 16 to welcome Warren Haynes, Gregg Allman Band for first time, tickets increase Jan. 1

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This just in from the good folks at FloydFest as it heads toward its 15th run, July 27-31, 2016. FloydFest 16~Dreamweavin’ will host for the first time the Gregg Allman Band and Warren Haynes and his Ashes and Dust tour, among many others. And just in case you haven’t heard, USA Today named FloydFest among its “Top 10 Southern Events” in October: “FloydFest is a world music and art festival that has gained esteem for only selling a limited quantity of tickets. The goal: to provide the best music festival possible. For four days every July near Floyd, Virginia, you can hear music from reggae to Yiddish to Appalachian, and also see arts and crafts, take yoga, hear poetry and storytelling and more. Every year has a unique theme that shapes the offerings.”

From the newsletter: “And now … as the ‘Ashes and Dust’ of 2015 settle around us, make welcome to the FloydFest Dreaming Creek Main Stage for the first time ever, Warren Haynes! His Ashes and Dust tour brings a collection of superbly written songs to life with passion, drive and the meticulous craftsmanship that have made him legend.

Plus Selasee & The Fafa Family brought the Fire to the Mountain in 2015, and we welcome them back to weave the dream in 2016!”

Earlier this month, organizers announced: “We welcome to FloydFest for the first time, an icon of Rock and Roll, The Gregg Allman Band. Also announcing Bloodkin, The Steepwater Band, Dead 27s and the 2015 FloydFest On-the-Rise competition winners Look Homeward and Runners-up The Midatlantic.”

Early-bird discount ticket prices to FloydFest 16~Dreamweavin’ expire at midnight on Dec. 31, 2015! BUY NOW and save up to 40 percent off regular gate prices. “There is a variety of ticket options, including bundled HOV-EZ Passes with onsite parking and the FloydFest High-Roller All-Access VIP, the ultimate in festival largesse, allow you to create-your-own sweet 16 FloydFest experience. To boot, all patrons who purchase HRAA VIP tickets through the end of the month receive a complimentary pair of high-quality American-made Farm-to-Feet wool socks — Farm-to-Feet’s commemorative “FloydFeet” socks, to be exact!”

Dec. 31, 2015, is also the deadline for the annual FloydFest Alumni Program, according to organizers.

“Initiated in 2015, FF Alumni membership is as easy as purchasing tickets annually prior to the December 31 deadline, to receive rewards including:
Frozen ticket prices through 2019! (Purchasing now automatically places you on a special FF Alumni mailing list. Your ticket pricing will remain the same as you currently see for four more years, even as prices to the general public increase!)
Annual pre-purchase window allowing FF Alumni first-crack at high-demand ticket options like Premium Woodsy Camping and X-Spot Parking (as well as other AtWP events!)
Annual Alumni Ball in November, with free admission to a concert by a FloydFest featured performer!
Discounts on FloydFest merchandise and at the FloydFest General Store onsite
Commemorative “A Tribe Called FloydFest” bumper sticker”

Single-Day Ticket Sales available beginning Jan. 1, 2016

Single-day tickets to FloydFest will be available starting Jan. 1, 2016. See Warren Haynes into Gregg Allman on Saturday night, July 30! Greensky Bluegrass into Bruce Hornsby on Sunday! Don’t miss these and other epic performances, including:

FloydFest On-the-Rise Winner Showcase
Look Homeward (2015 OtR Winner)
The Midatlantic (2015 OtR Runner-Up)

Railroad Earth
Anders Osborne
Love Canon
Dead 27s
Honey Island Swamp Band
The Defibulators
Look Homeward
The Midatlantic

Leftover Salmon
Nahko & Medicine for the People
The Wood Brothers
Shakey Graves
Anders Osborne
Pimps of Joytime
Rich Robinson
Otis Taylor
Head for the Hills

Gregg Allman
Warren Haynes’ Ashes & Dust
Femi Kuti & Positive Force
Selasee & The Fafa Family
Elephant Revival
Con Brio
Los Colognes
The Wood Brothers
Mingo Fishtrap
Dustbowl Revival
Pimps of Joytime
The Larry Keel Experience

Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers
Greensky Bluegrass
Keller Williams w/ More Than A Little+
Elephant Revival
Keller & The Keels
Con Brio
Legendary Shack Shakers
The Larry Keel Experience
Liz Vice
Los Colognes
Love Canon


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